Yixin Lin

Yixin Lin, MD

  • Neurology
  • Physician
Accepting new patients
4.6 out of 5
  • 151 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 57 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept

About Me

As a general neurologist at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, I treat patients with a variety of neurological diseases including migraines, tremor, memory disorders and movement disorders.

Neurological diseases are complicated and can often change suddenly. Close monitoring of patients is a very important part of the care I provide.

Ohio State has many specialties with expert specialists who provide excellent care to our patients. We have a very supportive environment in the Department of Neurology.

I enjoy spending what free time I have gardening.
  • Young Researcher Award, World Health Organization, 1993

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Gait Disorders, Neurologic
  • Memory Disorders
  • Dementia
  • Tremor
  • Movement Disorders
  • Alzheimer Disease
  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob Syndrome
  • Cranial Nerve Diseases
  • Amnesia
  • Encephalomalacia
  • Essential Tremor
  • Myelitis, Transverse
  • Neuromyelitis Optica
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri
  • Vertigo
  • Migraine Disorders
  • Fasciculation
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Urinary Bladder, Neurogenic
  • Ischemic Attack, Transient
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Neuralgia
  • Demyelinating Diseases
  • Hypesthesia
  • Paroxysmal Hemicrania
  • Hydrocephalus, Normal Pressure
  • Dyskinesias
  • Headache
  • Myoclonus
  • Ataxia
  • Leukoencephalopathies

Locations Where I Practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location.

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Shanghai Medical University, Shanghai,
9/1/1979 - 8/1/1984


Shanghai Medical University, Shanghai,

7/1/1984 - 12/1/1990


Shanghai Medical University, Shanghai,
1/1/1990 - 7/1/1991


University of Washington Regional Epilepsy Center, Seattle, WA

7/1/1993 - 6/30/1994

Research Fellowship

University of Washington, Seattle, WA

7/1/1994 - 6/30/1995


University of Washington, Seattle, WA

7/1/1995 - 6/30/1997

Research Fellowship

University of Washington, Seattle, WA

7/1/1997 - 6/30/1998


The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, OH

7/1/1999 - 6/29/2000


University Hospital, Cincinnati, OH

7/1/2000 - 6/30/2003

Board Certification

American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Subspecialty: Neurology)

Academic Information

My Department



The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

151 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.6 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.6 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.8 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.6 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.5 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.8 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.4 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Aug 16, 2022

    I would have liked more explanation. We ruled out a serious diagnosis, but he did not make clear what my current diagnosis is, or offer any suggestions for managing it other than an adjustment to medication dosage

  • Reviewed on Aug 09, 2022

    I was not pleased at all. Dr. Lin spent 10 minutes with me at the most and didn't want to hear anything. I had to say and then just dismissed me.

  • Reviewed on Aug 07, 2022

    My care provider very good doesn't rush through appointment addresses concerns

  • Reviewed on Aug 03, 2022

    Very good!

  • Reviewed on Jul 13, 2022

    Very prompt, thorough. Knowledgeable.

  • Reviewed on Jul 11, 2022

    Very good team!

  • Reviewed on Jul 09, 2022

    He always listens and tells me to call anytime I need to.

  • Reviewed on Jul 03, 2022

    I'm not sure where I'd be without Dr. Lin. He is an amazing practitioner. I highly recommend him and have to others.

Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 10/25/2021, Dr. Lin has reported no relationships with companies or entities.